Jean Taris

Jean Taris ( born July 6, 1909 in Versailles, † 10 January 1977) was a French swimmer.

At the Olympic Games 1932 in Los Angeles, he won the silver medal in the 400 m freestyle. He also presented 1930-1932 eight world records and nine European records. At the European Championships in 1934 in Magdeburg, he won both the 400m and 1500m freestyle title. In 1984 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the international swimming sport.

The director Jean Vigo (L' Atalante ) realized in 1931 short documentary Taris, roi de l' eau ( Taris, king of the water), a movement study with the swimmer Jean Taris.